Surnames/tags: grammar english
This guide lists English prepositions used in a less literal meaning, but a meaning that is common on genealogy biographies. It is especially meant for non-native English speakers.
- At an address: He lives at 100 Main Street.
- On a street: She lives on Main Street.
- In a street (on top of the street itself). He is in Main Street, standing on the asphalt.
- At an intersection: She lives at Main Street and Church Street.
- In a city/town/village: He lives in London.
- At a city/town/village (stop on a jouney): The train stops at London, before continuing to Dover.
- In a country/state/province: She lives in Canada.
- At/in a cemetery: He was buried in the General Cemetery / at the General Cemetery.
- On a farm: She lived on the Smith's Farm.
- At a time: at 4:45 pm, at nine 'o clock
- On a day: on 1 January 1900
- In a month: in January 1900
- In a year: in 1900
- In a decade: in the 1920s
- In a century: in the 20th century